If the apocalypse is nigh, then it would
seem that there’s no better place to be than James Franco’s house, where
everybody parties like it’s 1999 (and I wish they had actually dropped
that track into the mix). By everybody, I mean Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel,
Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and, of course, Franco
playing alternate versions of themselves.
An IMAX 3-D film becomes such an immersive cinematic experience that you become the character riding that dragon — which is fortunate, because you're probably more interesting than the character riding that dragon. Grade: B-.
Jay Baruchel refuses to rely on the now standard Michael Cera nerd tics (the ubiquitous stuttering and the quiet-sensitive intelligence posing). Instead, he finds ways to live inside the skin and life of a good guy who has unfortunately listened a bit too carefully to the jokingly disparaging remarks of those around him for too long. Grade: B.